英语励志短文：You Can't Learn IF You Don't Try未经尝试,何来收获(双语阅读)
Some years ago I was offered a writing assignment that would require three months of travel through Europe.I had been aboard a couple of times, but I could hardly claim to know my way around the continent. Moreover,my knowledge of foreign languages was limited to a little college French.
I hesitate. How would I, unable to speak the language, totally unfamiliar with local geography or transportation systems, set up interview and do research? It seemed impossible, and with considerable regret. I sat down to write a letter begging off. Halfway through, a thought ran through my mind: you can't learn if you don't try. So I accepted the assignment.
There were some bad moments. But by the time I had finished the trip I was an experienced traveler. And ever since, I have never hesitated to head for even the most remote of places, without guides or even advanced bookings, confident that somehow I will manage.
The point is that the new, the different, is almost by definition.But each time you try something, you learn and as the learning piles up, the world opens to you.
I've learned to ski at 40, and flown up the Rhine River in a balloon. And I know I'll go on doing such things. It's not because I'm braver or more daring than others. I'm not. But I'll accept anxiety as another name for challenge and I believe I can accomplish wonders.